Most taxis are larger vans and many are Ford E-Series vehicles. They can carry up to 7 passengers, and around 5 if there is a large amount of luggage.
The maximum speed limit in the Turks and Caicos is 40 mph (64 kph), and many roads on Grand Turk have a speed limit of 20 mph (32 kph). Throughout the Turks and Caicos, taxis and cars tend to excessively exceed the posted speed limit, which is a danger to pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers. If your taxi driver is speeding, please ask that they remain within the speed limit. Grand Turk is a very small island, and maintaining a safe speed will only add a maximum of a few minutes to your journey.
Although there are statutory fares for certain routes, such as from the airport, these may not be adhered to. However, there is a fare schedule for the Grand Turk Taxi Association which applies to it's members. You are advised to agree on your fare before setting off. It's important that you clarify if the fee stated is per passenger or total. Some taxis state a fee that is per passenger, and tourists are then surprised when the total is multiples of that.
Fares from the Cruise Center
There is a set of fixed fares for the
Grand Turk Cruise Center, but these are applicable only from the Cruise Center, not to the Cruise Center.